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The Overman in the Marketplace _______________________________ Nietzschean Heroism in Popular Culture Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: The Hero as Social Metaphor Part I 1. Nietzsche, the Popular and the 'Grand Economy' Nietzsche's Essence: Inessentiality? Liberal Nietzsche; Nietzschean Liberalism Nietzsche's Essence and Popular Culture 2. How to Tame a Bulldog: the Social Mission of the Nietzschean Hero Nietzsche in the Maze of Modern Individualism Nietzsche and the New Bourgeois Ethos From Nietzsche to Ayn Rand Capitalism as Artist-God Market Heroism Nietzsche Crosses the Atlantic 3. Popular Nietzscheanism: Aesthetics for Everyone and No One 1. Capitalism and Popular Culture Use Value as a Locus of Dissent Bourdieu's Aesthetical Theory: 'Critical Populism' Bourdieu's Anti-Kantian Aesthetic: the Taste of Necessity 2. The Politics of Pleasure: Nietzsche between Elitism and Populism The False Consciousness of the Bourgeoisie The Taste of Necessity Refuted Nietzscheanism and Popular Ethics: Gut und Böse, Gut und Schlecht An Aesthetic for Winners (and Losers) Part II 4. Realism, Romanticism, Byronism: the Genealogy of the Nietzschean Hero Narrative and the Classless Society Nietzscheanism and Realism: the Adventurer vs. the Anti-Hero Odysseus, the Hero, Replaced by Graeculus, the Slave From Byron to Nietzsche The 19th-Century Transition to 'Competitive Individualism' From Captain Nemo to Doctor No Conan Doyle's Defense of Cowardice 5. The Bourgeois Renaissance of Aristocratic Heroism 1. Tarzan: the Blond Beast Meets the Noble Savage Animal-critique: a Double-Edged Weapon 2. The Nietzschean Hero as a Natural Aristocrat James Bond: a Nietzschean for the Cold War The Common Man Fighting the Übermensch? King Rat: The Invisible Paw of the Market 3. Tales of Ressentiment 6. 'The Joy of the Knife': Nietzschean Glorification of Crime From Stirner to Nietzsche The Individual as Criminal The Disembodied Criminal Vautrin as a Byronic Criminal Prison as Haven Thrill vs. Self-Preservation M: Distinction in Obsession Individualism and the Serial Killer Hannibal Lecter: The Nietzschean as Sadist Pulp Fiction: Ezekiel in the Service of the Übermensch A significant exception: American Psycho 'Living means killing' Epilogue: A Hero of Our Time Endnotes Bibliography
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Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.